How can we choose sustainability? A live Q&A
This will be airing at 8pm on Tuesday 30 March.
Seth Daood is an undergraduate studying Zoology at Cambridge. As well as producing his own videos aimed at widening access to the University, he has long-running interests in sustainability and nature conservation. He will share his views on why we should all choose sustainability.
Three University pioneers set out how they're transforming the footprint of an 800 year-old institution. Focusing on food, Amy, Nick and Emma will explain how science, cookery and smart business-sense came together to make a real difference.
Wear on vehicle tyres is the second biggest source of microplastics washing into the world's oceans. Smart innovation by a team of four young entrepreneurs from around the world now offers hope for stopping these emissions at source.
Discarded plastics pose a major threat to marine biodiversity but Heather Koldewey (Head of Marine and Freshwater Conservation at the Zoological Society of London) explains how she's protecting the ocean from plastic pollution.
Siobhan is a Kinesiologist and Design Engineer. She received her MA/MSc in Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London; and graduated with honours in Kinesiology with minors in Biology and Fine Art from California State University, Sacramento. Her passion for design, the natural sciences, and the environment have lead her work to focus on the intersection of these disciplines and solutions for a sustainable future. Her work has been the recipient of the UK National Winner & International runner up for the James Dyson Award and the Mayor of London’s Entrepreneur Environment Award. She is a Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) at The Tyre Collective, heading research and testing development.
Hugo Richardson graduated in Mechanical Engineering with honours from the University of Bristol in 2018 before joining the Innovation Design Engineering double masters at Imperial College and the Royal College of Art. He is a recipient of a Design Studentship from the prestigious Royal Commission for the Exhibition 1851. His background in engineering and passion for design are constantly colliding, leading him to take an interdisciplinary approach to the complex and nuanced challenges we face. While working at Dyson he gained experience in design for manufacture, testing and analysis – skills which he now brings to his role as CTO at The Tyre Collective.
Heather Koldewey started working for the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in 1995, as a postdoctoral research scientist, curator of London Zoo Aquarium, Head of Marine and Freshwater Conservation and now as Senior Technical Advisor. Heather is Honorary Professor at the University of Exeter. She was appointed a National Geographic Fellow in 2019 with a focus on solving ocean plastic pollution and was science co-lead for their 2019 Sea to Source: Ganges expedition. Heather co-founded Project Seahorse in 1996, the world’s leading authority on seahorses and early pioneer of community-based marine conservation; set up Net-Works, a multi-award winning project that has developed a novel community-based supply chain for discarded fishing nets that are recycled into carpet (recently spun out as social enterprise COAST-4C); and #OneLess, a systems change approach to building a more ocean-friendly society through working to make London the first capital city to stop using single-use plastic water bottles. She has been involved in science and conservation in the Chagos Archipelago since 2008, now running the Bertarelli Foundation’s Marine Science Programme, an interdisciplinary research and conservation programme for marine science and conservation in the Indian Ocean, involving over 80 researchers from 24 institutions and seven countries. Her reason for optimism is: ‘Wherever I have been in the world, there are amazing people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds who are doing incredible things to protect and restore the ocean and the incredible wildlife that lives there’.